Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at sacred-texts.com
luk 8:2Mary Magdalene - Or Mary of Magdala, a town in Galilee: probably the person mentioned in the last chapter.
luk 8:4Mat 13:1; Mar 4:1.
luk 8:15Who - keep it - Not like the highway side: And bring forth fruit - Not like the thorny ground: With perseverance - Not like the stony.
luk 8:16No man having lighted a candle - As if ho had said, And let your good fruit appear openly. Mat 5:15; Mar 4:21; Luk 11:33.
luk 8:17For nothing is hid - Strive not to conceal it at all; for you can conceal nothing long. Mat 10:26; Mar 4:22; Luk 12:2.
luk 8:18The word commonly translated seemeth, wherever it occurs, does not weaken, but greatly strengthens the sense. Mat 13:12; Mar 4:25; Luk 19:26.
luk 8:19Mat 12:46; Mar 3:31.
luk 8:22Mat 8:23; Mar 4:35.
luk 8:26Mat 8:28; Mar 5:1.
luk 8:29For many times it had caught him - Therefore our compassionate Lord made the more haste to cast him out.
luk 8:31The abyss - That is, the bottomless pit.
luk 8:32To enter into the swine - Not that they were any easier in the swine than out of them. Had it been so, they would not so soon have dislodged themselves, by destroying the herd.
luk 8:37Mat 9:1; Mar 5:18.
luk 8:40Mar 5:21.
luk 8:52She is not dead but sleepeth - Her soul is not separated finally from the body; and this short separation is rather to be called sleep than death.